Mold Damage Professionals You Can Trust
It's not surprising that mold can quickly develop in moist areas like the basement in the hot humid summers of Onondaga County. If you notice your residential or commercial property may have an uncontrollable mold problem you should call SERVPRO of SW Onondaga County. The is the best way for you to eliminate potentially dangerous volatile organic compounds as well as the effects of microbial colonization on organic building materials and their contents.
There are several steps involved in mold clean-up. This usually begins with identifying the extent and type of mold present on your property. The following are signs that indicate mold growth or warning signs:
- Spotting -Irregular spotting on organic matter surfaces like clothing or drywall can help to identify areas where mold is forming and the need for immediate action.
- Damp Materials -Moist Surfaces – Ceilings and walls panels that are damp can indicate an even greater risk of water damage. Secondary effects can occur if moisture persists for long enough.
- Musty Odor –A musty smell is another indicator that you might have mold colonization. This smell is distinctive to mold development. If you smell it, it is likely that mold has already formed nearby.
- Visible colonization - It is common to see mold in organic materials, such as or drywall.
What remediation strategies are available?
Understanding the differences in mold mitigation starts with understanding the difference between remediating or removing mold. It is difficult to remove mold, but remediation aims to eliminate active colonization in damaged structures.
- Surface Cleansing - Our SERVPRO team offers a range of antimicrobial solutions that can be applied to surfaces with light damage to remove mold spotting or inhibit further growth.
- Abrasive Strategies -Sanding is one option that uses aggressive actions to remove all hyphae and microbial growth. However, it does not affect the substrate.
- Controlled Demolition- While this isn't always the most cost-effective way to eradicate mold colonies, there are many situations in which it may be more economical than drying and cleaning the entire surface.
How can you make sure your content is protected?
Professional remediation differs from DIY cleaning because it is important to protect your personal possessions. We are sensitive to how important and valuable your possessions may be. This is why we can quickly contain the spread of mold through the property and start an assessment of all the damage the home has suffered since colonial formation. Here are some ways to manage your belongings.
- On Site Cleaning - Ideally, our technicians strive to provide on-site drying, cleaning, and deodorization whenever it is possible. This saves time and money over more difficult cleaning techniques.
- Relocation There may be situations when removing items from a path of migrating harmful microbial agents can be enough to protect them and prevent any possible harms from occurring during the remediation stages.
- Damage Assessment We thoroughly inspect all items in your house that could have been impacted by the spread of spores.
- Offsite Recovery - Our SERVPRO facility offers a range of options for personal cleaning and deodorizing. We have a variety of cleaning options, including ozone chambers for neutralizing musty odors within entire items or surface cleaning strategies.
When can contents be returned?
Moving back requires the same care and attention as packing out to take these contents away. Your personal belongings that have been stored in our climate-controlled facility will be arranged in groups according to which rooms they are returned to upon their arrival at the property. An inspection is done on each item to ensure that there is no visible damage or severe odors. The items can then be returned to their rightful places after the house has been cleared.
Our SERVPRO of SW Onondaga team can quickly respond to the mold damage your home can cause. You can have your mold problems "Like it never even happened." by calling us today.